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Shell knife

Shell knife

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Knives
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Photograph of arm of smallpox patient

Photograph of arm of smallpox patient

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Soap dish with lid and rack

Soap dish with lid and rack

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Soap dishes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Photograph of group of timber buildings on coastline

Photograph of group of timber buildings on coastline

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Terracotta water bottle with stopper and dish

Terracotta water bottle with stopper and dish

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Water containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Foetal stethoscope used at North Head Quarantine Station

Foetal stethoscope used at North Head Quarantine Station

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Metal teaspoon

Metal teaspoon

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Teaspoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Metal fork

Metal fork

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Forks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Pair of slightly rusty black metal handcuffs

Pair of slightly rusty black metal handcuffs

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Handcuffs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Dough knife with a metal blade and a wooden handle

Dough knife with a metal blade and a wooden handle

ET Fealy collection
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Froe or side knife

Froe or side knife

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Sheffield, England
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Robert F Mosley Ltd
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1988
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Ron Bell collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Photograph of face of smallpox patient

Photograph of face of smallpox patient

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Stone knife and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Truncheon

Truncheon

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Weapons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Ron Bell collection
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Green wineglass

Green wineglass

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Wine glasses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Sugar cane cutting knife

Sugar cane cutting knife

Carmelo Mirabelli collection no. 1
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Toothpaste dish with lid

Toothpaste dish with lid

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Dishes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Signal lamp

Signal lamp

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Lamps
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Photograph of tents and buildings

Photograph of tents and buildings

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Photograph of upper body of smallpox patient

Photograph of upper body of smallpox patient

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1908
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Herbert Keys collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Jack Giuliano collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Round copper plaque

Round copper plaque

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Plaques
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pair of wooden splints for arms

Pair of wooden splints for arms

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Stainless steel knife

Stainless steel knife

Marion Flanigan collection
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Pair of wooden splints for leg

Pair of wooden splints for leg

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Stone hafted knife blade

Stone hafted knife blade

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

L and T Hackney collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Pigmented knife made from an elliptical piece of wood and six shark teeth

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Knives
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Not provided
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1985
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Hafted stone blade

Hafted stone blade

JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Lew Parlette collection no. 1
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lew Parlette
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1972
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Photograph of harbour with ships and wharf

Photograph of harbour with ships and wharf

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Herbert Keys collection
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Manyallaluk, Northern Territory, Australia
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Laturumba
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1983
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Enamel and metal mug from North Head Quarantine Station

Enamel and metal mug from North Head Quarantine Station

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Mugs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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China washbasin

China washbasin

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Basins
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England
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Knife

Knife

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Cruet set

Cruet set

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Cruet sets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Signal lamp

Signal lamp

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Lamps
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Sugar cane cutting knife

Sugar cane cutting knife

Kaaren Sephton collection
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Pigmented knife made from an elliptical piece of wood and six shark teeth

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Knives
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Not provided
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1985
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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